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Australia: discovering daylight savings time... - Princess
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Australia: discovering daylight savings time...
I find out because Microsoft informs me that there is an update available because Australia has implemented Daylight Saving Time in the West Australia (Perth) time zone starting in December 2006 for a trial period of three years.

Huh.  Who knew?

And who knew there was a grass-roots uprising against it?

I mention this to everyone's favorite Australian ex-pat, who happens to be from Perth and this is what ensues:
maigrey101: nice of y'all to get on the band wagon:  Australia has implemented Daylight Saving Time in the West Australia (Perth) time zone starting in December 2006 for a trial period of three years.
garth: I know
garth: We are a bunch of rednecks.
me: and wow, i didn't know there was such an uproar against it!
garth: I told you: we are a bunch of rednecks.
me: and CRIMINALS [running joke, as England shipped all their criminals off to Australia]
garth: Though also the close timing between "let's do it" and it actually starting was a factor.
garth: Well, we are all criminals, but Western Australia is home to a bunch of rednecks.
garth: We're sort of the Texas of Australia
me: so what do your folks think aout it?
me: yeah, the land o' sunshine!
garth: I'm sure they like it.
garth: My parents are no rednecks.
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